|2000 Opportunities and Awards for Members|
|6. International Opportunities|
For more information on 4-H international opportunities, please contact your county OSU Extension Office or Mary Lynn Thalheimer, State 4-H Office, 25 Agricultural Administration Building, 2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1084. Phone 614-292-9606 or FAX 614-292-5937.
Welcome an international visitor into your home. Youth and adults come from more than 20 countries and stay with host families for three weeks to one year. 2000 exchangees will come from Japan (approximate dates July 25-August 18), and other countries around the world (September 26-December 7). Deadlines vary, February 28 to May 15.
|International Study Tours****
Travel to different countries for three weeks to study the local cultures and participate in short-term stays with host families. (Note: Not offered every year.)
Visit a foreign country for seven weeks, living with two host families.
Visit a foreign country for six months; live with various host families for three weeks each and travel independently for three weeks.
|4-H Japanese Exchange*****
Delegates travel to Japan to live with a Japanese family for one month. They take part in LABO camps and are involved in a variety of activities with their host families. Optional language training is available. This program operates on "odd years" only, and will next travel in 2001.
|Promote International Understanding*****
|***** International Youth Exchange Program Application Form and/or Host Family Application Form to be completed and submitted to State 4-H Office at a variety of dates.|